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Written by MonRoi Support on Sun, Mar 30 2008 (14:17)


The first chess tournament based on the MonRoi system was held in January 2005 in Montreal, Canada.


The MonRoi system was used to date:


- for live chess game webcast of over 150 chess tournaments, about 15,000 chess games, over 1 million chess moves, on 4 continents and in 20 countries;


- in the USA, Canada, India, UK, Australia, Singapore, Gibraltar, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Georgia and Greece;



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Written by Jessica Lauser on Sat, Mar 29 2008 (13:57)


Ever had the misfortune of getting about fifteen moves into a serious chess tournament game, only to discover you’ve made a ridiculous mistake on your paper scoresheet, and have to consult your opponent’s? Then, after looking at it, you find you’re unable to decipher his or her distinct scrawl? Perhaps, your own penmanship leaves something to be desired. Maybe you get so engrossed in your games that you forget to notate 3 or 4 consecutive moves somewhere in the middle, or simply write the wrong move when under stress due to time pressure, nerves, etc. If so, you’re certainly not alone.


Speaking from personal experience, I think I can safely say we’ve all been there, in one way or another, when it comes to dubious scorekeeping. Fortunately, however, there is a solution to many of these chess scoring woes, and it is also a great timesaver when it comes to preserving one’s games on the computer for later analysis and training purposes—it is the MonRoi Personal Chess Manager.



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Written by Chris on Wed, Mar 26 2008 (15:18)

Of all the many wonderful people out there in the chess world that are blogging, writing, working and involved in chess, you might be wondering why MonRoi asked me to do a blog on their website, especially under a section called “Experts.” I also asked the same question! Hopefully the rest of this page will shed some light on the subject.


My Chess Background


I was a fairly late starter, not joining a chess club in my home town of Hull, England, until I was about 15. Of course, I had played chess at school but nothing as serious as going to a club. I remember my first ever competitive game for Hull YPI, a team that played in the Hull & District Chess Association (HDCA) league. We drove about 20 miles to get to Market Weighton, the team we were playing against, and I was extremely nervous. Unfortunately I managed to lose in 11 moves with the black pieces against a Colle Opening where I fell into a mate on h7 after being tricked into moving my knight from f6 when I couldn’t resist the lure of an unprotected piece!


After that audacious start, the next few years saw me raise my game to a rating of around 170 BCF (British Chess Federation as it was known back then, now the English Chess Federation) or approximately 1950 elo. I also got involved with the HDCA, first as a board member, then as League Secretary and finally as General Secretary. I developed a monthly newsletter and also created their first ever website back in 1995, which I updated until I left my home town and moved to Las Vegas, USA, at the end of 1998.


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Written by Zeljka on Tue, Mar 25 2008 (20:46)


We are often asked about challenges that our engineering team faced in designing the MonRoi system. My parents knew that I was up to something when I grabbed to read the entire collection of Franz Kafka at 12 years old. Here we go... From paper scoresheets to wireless, portable, electronic chess managers.


From Paper to Electronic Chess Notation


Pesky MonRoi PCM Requirements



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Written by MonRoi on Mon, Mar 10 2008 (17:46)

Chess Grandmasters


With the advances in computer technology, access to latest chess games and theories is quick and easy. This allowed thirteen chess prodigies in the last fifteen years to earn grandmaster titles before their fifteenth birthday. Playing chess to earn the chess grandmaster title is a challenging goal. Less than one percent of chess players gain the master and grandmaster titles. Grandmasters (GMs) have a great deal of commitment, determination, and they practice many hours every day. They memorize various openings, middle games and end games. GMs travel to as many as fifty countries during their chess career. The youngest ever females to become grandmasters are Judit Polgar of Hungary and Koneru Humpy of India, who became GMs at 15 years old. There are less than 1,500 GMs in the world. It is interesting to note that thirty percent of the world’s top 100 rated chess players are in the age category of twenty to twenty-five. Garry Kasparov of Russia became the youngest ever World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of twenty-two.


Chess Prodigies



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